December 21, 2006
The more freely market information is disseminated to the public, the more light is cast on the shadows of sometimes arcane or unorthodox exchange and institutional market operations. The NASDAQ decision for restrict access to INET book quotes by adding fees will undoubtedly improve NASDAQ profitability, but is certainly not in the best interest of public good. A more responsible course of action is to acknowledge the long-term advantages of making this information freely available... or making it available at such reasonable price as to not restrict access. Please reconsider... the status quo would be just fine. Thank you.